Is George Lucas Raising The Dead Now?

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Having bruised the inner child of everyone born in the 70s and later, George Lucas may now aim to scar our ancestors as well. Rumors are circulating that the Lord of the Franchise is using deceased actors in his upcoming film project. Wow, two “nutty billionaires bringing celebrities back to life” stories in one day? What are the odds! Although we bet he has the technology to do so, Lucas is not actually raising the dead to act in his movie. According to associate Mel Smith, he will just be using animated projections.

“He’s been buying up the film rights to dead movie stars in the hope of using computer trickery to put them all together in a movie,” he told Britain’s Daily Mail. “So you’d have Orson Welles and Barbara Stanwyck appearing alongside today’s stars.” Smith directed Lucas’s 1994 box-office bomb, Radioland Murders, and relations between the two are still tense. “George doesn’t understand comedy, so [Radioland Murders] flopped. At least it taught me how to use CGI. George is obsessed with it and used too much in the last two Star Wars films—which I thought were ghastly.” So this begs the question: how much of this is real, and how much of this is just BS from a bitter director?

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